|City||Excelsior Springs, Missouri|
|Broadcast area||Kansas City metropolitan area|
|Translator(s)||K225CI 92.9 FM (Kansas City)|
|First air date||August 1968|
|Format||Roman Catholic religious broadcasting|
|Power||8,000 watts daytime|
4,000 watts critical hours
|Callsign meaning||K EXcelsior Springs (city of license)|
|Owner||Catholic Radio Network|
|Sister stations||KMVG, KDMR|
KEXS (1090 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. The station is owned by the Catholic Radio Network, and airs a Roman Catholic religious radio format. The call letters stand for its city of license, EXcelsior Springs. To support the station, KEXS periodically holds on-air pledge drives.
KEXS broadcasts at 8000 watts by day. But because AM 1090 is a clear-channel frequency, reserved for Class A stations KAAY Little Rock, WBAL Baltimore and XEPRS Rosarito-Tijuana, the station must reduce power to 4000 watts during critical hours and sign-off at night, to avoid interference. Programming is simulcast on sister station 890 KMVG and on FM translator K225CI at 92.9 MHz. The Catholic Radio Network also owns 1190 KDMR in Kansas City, which airs Spanish-language Catholic programming.
In August 1968, KEXS first signed on the air as a daytime-only station. It broadcast at just 250 watts in its early years and served as a community-based radio station for Excelsior Springs, playing country music and airing local news. In recent decades, the station played Southern Gospel music.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KEXS
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